This collection of books is included in History / Bible / Literature C. If you don't need notes or a schedule, but would like some supplemental reading to go along with an early elementary study of world history, this book collection is for you. It's perfect to accompany your study of the second two years of a classical, four-year history cycle.
Please note: These books are part two of Sonlight's elementary world history study. If you want the more comprehensive books, that detail world history more specifically, please also add A Child's History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and The Usborne Time Traveler.
In the nine books included in this collection, you'll follow the story of world history from the fall of Rome, through the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Asian dynasties, and the Industrial Revolution to modern global history. You'll not simply trace the roots of Western Civilization, but acquire an overview of how civilizations have developed all over the world—Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Africa.
As your children see the flow of World History—the rise and fall of civilizations—they get a big-picture look at what has gone before. That, in turn, helps them understand the world today.
Although Sonlight C touches on some hard topics, overall the focus is on positive stories of people overcoming obstacles. You'll go adventuring with Vikings, and missionaries. In Peter the Great, you'll meet the energetic ruler of Russia, the visionary behind St. Petersburg, and cultural reformer. In Michelangelo, you'll meet the master of three widely different art forms: architecture, painting, and sculpture.
With this program, you also gain a special love for modern peoples around the world through the book Window on the World. From Afghans to Zulus, meet 92 largely unevangelized countries and people groups. Learn about the globe and help your children develop a godly heart for the world.
Another highlight is Geography Songs, a rollicking album of countries and capitals. If you sometimes forget where Gambia is, or whether Luxembourg is a country or a city, this album will help you know the countries of the world.